Over 32,000 cases of women’s rights violation in 2014-15

More than 32,000 cases of violation of rights of women have been reported by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights in 2014-15 and the figure for this year so far is 9,786, parliament was informed on Friday.

A statement tabled in reply to question by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said 16,584, 22,422, 32,118 and 9,786 cases of violation of rights of women in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 (till date) respectively have been reported.

The reasons included domestic violence, molestation, dowry harassment, property dispute and rape.

As per the statement, more than 3,300 cases of violation of child rights were recorded in the year 2014-15.

In the last four consecutive years, the number was 2,404, 3,281, 3,340 and 2,270 cases respectively. The reasons included displacement, violence and trafficking which are listed as violations under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.—IANS